Great as an inner corner highlight. If you lean toward the oily-er-lids I wouldn't use this as a base as it just doesn't help any other eyeshadow stick (despite others saying it might). I use this every day to highlight my inner corner and love it.
Hair -Unlisted Brand - MACADAMIA NATURAL OIL Deep Repair Mask
naralph 12/10/2012 6:58:00 PM
Really do love this stuff. It even FEELS luxurious in your hands before you apply it. It may be expensive, but nothing has worked on my hair like this does - ever. That includes $30 shampoo and conditioners (Kerastase). Highly recommend! TIP: if you lean toward the oily-scalp person, only apply from your ears down (not on top of your head), as it is that thick it will weigh your hair down.
On the fence with this one. Had it approx 2 and a half months, used it a few times - not seen any great results. Used it last night and used quite a generous amount (as it says on the jar, but afraid to since it starts getting exxy) and my hair feels super silky soft today. Considering how much I need to use (just-past-shoulder length hair), probably won't repurchase.
Loose Powders -Laura Mercier - Loose Setting Powder - Translucent
naralph 10/10/2012 9:57:00 PM
Surprisingly, really unimpressed with this setting powder. Perhaps it's the way I'm using it (powder brush). I might try another more pressed method, but so far not loving the results. May update once I've tried another way... Updated 21.11.12 - I love this stuff. Granted, I need to use a good primer and foundation for it to adhere to, but when I do that - wow. Great stuff.
I really, really like this mascara. I must admit, it was one that I didn't expect to like as much as I do (was in a gift with purchase). It is so easy to use, I love the larger size wand (I can see how some people may not like this, but I love it). Definitely my go-to mascara for a quick and easy application with FULLER lashes! Doesn't clump at.all on me, and I've tried many a mascara's! If I had to be picky, the only thing I'd say I don't like about it is the packaging - it's green. But that's only because I don't like the colour :)
After reading a lot of GOOD reviews on this, I've caved! Bit the bullet, so to speak, and ordered it from Sephora. I'll have to wait a few more weeks to get it (alongside my US haul from the states), but REALLY excited over this. If you're interested, and are in Australia and can't get it, check out Leila at Emerald City Shipping for super discounted forwarding rates!
BB Cream -L'Oreal - Revitalift Total Repair 10 BB Cream
naralph 10/8/2012 7:24:00 PM
Terribly disappointed! Like many others, this product clung to all of the trouble areas around my face, and oxidised like nothing else only after 10-15 minutes, making it look cakey and orange! Terrible. Definitely will not re-purchase.
I agree wholeheartedly with everything glendaly22 said re: it oxidising after only a couple of hours. And I definitely get the same powdery/cakey look as well.
Eye Shadow -NYX - Jumbo Eye Shadow Pencil - Yogurt
naralph 8/19/2012 8:57:00 PM
In response to LadySonoma's response claiming people are dumb that comment on this products creaseness when not using a primer, I say this: I use a Primer and it STILL creases. And it fades - ridiculously easy. (It is by no stretch of the imagination a 'cheap' primer either). Do you have any other lightbulb comments? As a base, I'm yet to try it.